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Elementary Elementary Social Studies Grade 3

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The Social Studies suite utilizes a personal approach to introduce students to community and citizenship. By providing scaffolded instruction from Kindergarten through 5th grade, students develop a firm understanding of important concepts and skills related to history, geography, and economics. The integration of recurring characters and challenges to overcome keeps students engaged and progressing. Finally, students will analyze grade-appropriate passages to reinforce reading comprehension and writing skills. In Kindergarten, students learn about community and are offered an introduction to history, geography, and economics. In First grade, students develop an understanding of citizenship in the home, school, and community. Second grade focuses on the geography of North America, the impact of immigration, and the foundations of American citizenship. Third grade includes a closer look at American history and civics. This includes studying regions with the United States and the physical and cultural characteristics of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands. In Fourth grade, students explore the important people, places, and events that shaped the state in which they live. In Fifth grade, students focus on American history through 1850 from Native Americans through exploration, colonization, and early American history.

Segment One

Module 01 - What is Social Studies?

  • Discovering Social Studies
  • Sources Galore
  • Reliable Sources
  • Searching Sources for Answers

Module 02 - Where in the World?

  • Who Am I?
  • Cool Continents and Outstanding Oceans
  • All About the Elements
  • Using the Elements
  • So Many Maps
  • Even More Maps
  • Distorted Reality
  • What’s That Scale?

Module 03 - Introducing North America

  • Exploring North America
  • Amazing Artifacts Revealed
  • Searching for Settlers

Module 04 - Amazing America

  • What is a Region?
  • Spectacular Southeast
  • Natural Northeast
  • Marvelous Midwest
  • Sizzling Southwest
  • Wondrous West
  • Regional Melting Pot

Segment Two

Module 05 - Meet the Neighbors

  • Curious About Canada?
  • Meet the People of Canada
  • Magnificent Mexico
  • Meet the People of Mexico
  • Crystal Clear Caribbean
  • Meet the People of the Caribbean

Module 06 - Making Money Work

  • Money, Money, Money
  • Currencies of Countries
  • Need Money, Use Money
  • Making Things Scarce
  • International Scarcity

Module 07 - People Power

  • The Grandeur of Government
  • Government by the People
  • A Constitution for All
  • Parts of the Constitution

Module 08 - Get to Know the Government

  • Level Up
  • Figuring Out the Federal Government
  • The Power of Three
  • Super States
  • Sticking with State Government
  • A Local Look
  • A Little More Local
  • Responsible Citizenship